Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Elisa + Josh. An Engagement Session.

Josh and Elisa's engagement session was my last for 2010 - unless someone else wants to brave the below freezing temperatures that have now settled on NC!

I have been blessed with the most amazing couples this year. They've been fun, sweet, kind, and totally in love which makes my job easier :) I'm so excited to see what 2011 has for me! I'll be shooting one more wedding this year, the week before Christmas, but before that I'll be in front of the camera with my hubby for a change! It rained the entire day of our wedding so we're packing up our wedding outfits and leaving tomorrow morning to visit the West coast and have an anniversary session done with the amazing MiBelle Photography. I interned with MiBelle in my very first years of photography and got tons of amazing experience (including this wedding). They are definitely the reason I felt prepared enough to start my business right out of photography school. I can't wait to see them again!

Now, I think Elisa and Josh have the coolest story... they met at my wedding! Josh is Rachel's younger brother and Elisa played violin while we all walked down the aisle. Many people try to take the credit for setting them up together but seriously, if I hadn't gotten married and invited them... ;)

Really though, I love these two. Even if you didn't know them, you can just tell that they were made for each other! They are both really sweet and sentimental so they brought along lots of props to tell their story...


Josh and Elisa explained to me that the night they exchanged phone numbers at a bonfire, they were both bitten by a snake! They brought Elisa's pet snake, Joey, for a few shots.





The roses that we hung on this door were from Josh for their 6 month and one year anniversary. I love that Elisa kept and dried them!




They love having fun together. . .


Elisa painted these cute canvases with their soon-to-be-shared last name!





We found this awesome park on the side of the road while driving to Burlington. It looked like it was still under construction but we took advantage of this crazy walkway arch. Love the colors!





Elisa was so excited about shooting at this carousel in Burlington but when we arrived at the park, they had just closed! Thankfully, the man in charge was willing to turn off the alarm, turn on the lights, and reopen the carousel so we could shoot there for just a few minutes.


One more outfit change and we stopped in downtown Burlington to shoot with the street lights. . .


I think these black & whites look like they're from an old movie . . .




Brittany C said...

My FAVORITE session by far. Not only do I love Elisa dearly but I also love the colorful archway in some of the pictures and just the fact that you can see how truly in love they are. :) Keep up the amazing work!

Christina said...

Gorgeous, as usual! I am a HUGE fan of your work. Of all the photography I've ever seen, yours is the best! At least one image in every session you post manages to just take my breath away. Love it!!